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Some very small progress - Initial investigation.
« on: December 03, 2012, 03:29:40 AM »
Of course, the odds of me finding the technical help I need for this are Buckley's, but I'll just leave this link here, and let you figure out how I did it.

I'm still waiting on the update of the im@s compendium, so I can resume fielding requests (Crisu, hint- actually, he's sort of busy right now, so I have to wait until he's free to deal with the modifications) so I decided to work on something else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuYoL8Ysu7w

And here's another, although this one is purely technical 'wait, what the heck happened?'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzVLPJg-24M

See if you can figure out what's wrong with them.


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Now, do I have your attention?

For most part, I've been talking with someone who's been proven rather enlightening over the last few days, but as you probably can conclude, I'm not a programmer. I'm a tinkerer, and I come up with hackneyed stuff using intuition, some guesswork about how they'd structure it, and quite a lot of luck.

Due to a legal decision on his end, he declined to give the easy way, which is a decision I respect. He did however drop a huge series of hints, so I have to craft a hard way instead. It'd be a very LEGAL hard way, but 'hard' does not begin to describe the theoretical process, but it's doable. (In fact, it was demonstrated after I followed some instructions.)

But this is where my trail runs very thin, because simply put, journalism contacts and a general understanding of things will only get you so far, and I know when I'm out of my depth. My contact has graciously gave me enough information (more than he should have really), and it's up to me (and anyone who wants to help me) to make that bridge with the data we have.

I'm going to throw this out, although I do not believe I can find the technical expertise here, but you know, hope springs eternal. I'm more after ideas for places where I can direct my search, as well as idea testing to check if the idea actually works.

I'm not going to put anyone's hopes up, except for the simple fact that I have the feeling we're significantly closer than you'll ever get to it.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2012, 04:33:50 AM by Setsuna »
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Re: Some very small progress - Initial investigation.
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 04:00:02 AM »
Whoa I thought the files were encrypted and no one ever figured out/put in the effort to decrypt them.  Hot.

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Re: Some very small progress - Initial investigation.
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 04:16:01 AM »
i fail to understand (ʳ ´º㉨º)ʳ

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Re: Some very small progress - Initial investigation.
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 04:28:38 AM »
Whoa I thought the files were encrypted and no one ever figured out/put in the effort to decrypt them.  Hot.

Actually, some of the tiles aren't encrypted, and I figured out enough about them via a hex editor to make some quick hot swaps (which led to the videos I made for laughs.) since it's fairly well organized if you know what you're looking for..

The person I spoke with DOES have a unpacker for the files I want access to (And I know where the files are too!) we need it for, but for legal reasons won't release it.

Thing is... the same person ALSO told me that you didn't actually NEED to repack the files. You can trick the game into looking elsewhere for the files it needs, and leave the packs alone.

So my problem is... uh, getting my hands on the unencrypted data from the packs. Consequently, I need to talk with a programmer that knows what he or she is doing, and explain what I know, and what I can provide (and attempt to set up.)
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Re: Some very small progress - Initial investigation.
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 04:29:57 AM »
saw the 2nd video, now i understand (ʳ ´º㉨º)ʳ Trippy

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Re: Some very small progress - Initial investigation.
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 10:49:09 AM »
Oh, so that's what that was about.
Ok.
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Re: Some very small progress - Initial investigation.
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012, 01:02:49 PM »
...Interesting.

Godspeed.

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Re: Some very small progress - Initial investigation.
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2012, 08:15:37 PM »
After a conversation with him (I have the feeling I'm going to end up calling him sempai at the rate I'm going at) about the theoretical method of pulling off a tool not seen since Live for you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_KFQwJXxvM


Yeah, I've only just started, and it SHOWS.

No, I can't do it yet. Yes, in theory I could do it, once I figure out a few important things (Although I know most of the process) and yes, I need a LOT of help.

Needless to say, I'd make a bad joke about how female programmers are rare cause most of them suck, but it sort of feels like it right now... :P
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Re: Some very small progress - Initial investigation.
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2012, 09:28:26 PM »
Needless to say, I'd make a bad joke about how female programmers are rare cause most of them suck, but it sort of feels like it right now... :P

Not all of us do :P
And good luck to you.

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Re: Some very small progress - Initial investigation.
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2012, 09:50:25 PM »
Not all of us do :P
And good luck to you.

For most part, I suspect I do suck at programming though, but I'm sort of charging into the deep end with only a beginner's knowledge, and far more tools than one'd expect at my level.

Needless to say, I really need to talk with people who really know a lot about the areas I need help in, but of course, don't know where to start.
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Re: Some very small progress - Initial investigation.
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2012, 12:55:49 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20xaRbGrUPQ

I think it's safe to say that it's a significant jump and someone else is getting leaps and bounds in the development department.

Due to legal reasons, we have fragments, but I (or a team if one can be gathered) have to manually recreate the steps used, as he can't (and won't) release the tools he created. Mostly on the 'So he doesn't go to jail' side of things due to his location.

At this point I'm doing basic manipulation. I haven't done any major break in yet, and need LOTS of help with this.
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Re: Some very small progress - Initial investigation.
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2012, 04:54:05 AM »
In other news
old yukiho voice integration (i think)
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19532223
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Re: Some very small progress - Initial investigation.
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2012, 09:14:52 PM »
I won't be able to help when it comes to programming.  I have no knowledge of it.  But I will be cheering for you all! 

If there is anything we could do to help, please let us know.  We're willing help out if we can.

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Re: Some very small progress - Initial investigation.
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2013, 04:37:09 PM »
Project Fairy: Overmaster W/ a Twist
I freaked out a little
Hibiki backflips have been answered I guess

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Re: Some very small progress - Initial investigation.
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2013, 05:06:01 PM »
Hibiki backflipping is awesome. My life is complete now.